Retired Tampa police officer Curtis Reeves shot and killed Chad Oulson during the previews for Lone Survivor at the Grove 16 Theatre in Wesley Chapel earlier today. Witness Charles Cummings [via cnn.com] said, “The two men started arguing again and the cell phone user told the other man he was just texting his daughter. A few silent seconds elapsed and the argument started again. Their voices started going up. There seemed to almost be a confrontation. Somebody throws popcorn; I’m not sure who threw it. And then bang, he was shot.” cnn.com continues the story: “The victim staggered over and fell on Cummings and his son. A nurse who was in the theater . . .
performed CPR on the victim until the paramedics arrived, said Cummings, who like his son, had spatters of blood on his clothes. The shooter sat down and put the gun on his lap, and an off-duty deputy from Sumter County who was there to watch the film made sure the shooter didn’t leave.”
Needless to say, Alabama-based Cobb Theaters are gun-free zones.